Can I tell you a secret? I love lesson planning! I know, I know, it's crazy. So many people dread lesson planning but to be honest, it's one of my favorite things. Part of this is due to the fact that I have found ways to make lesson planning easy-- even as a music teacher… Continue reading Tips to make Lesson Planning Easy (as a music teacher!)
What is a Standards Based Music Classroom?
Are you being asked to have a Standards Based Classroom-- in music?! When I was first told this was required of me, I had no idea how to create a standards based classroom for my elementary music room. I am sharing all of the tips and tricks and things that should be on the wall of a SBC. Becca's Music Room
Elementary Music Classroom Tour: Around the World in 180 Days
I am going to be very honest-- classroom decor is not my jam. Seriously. If you have ever heard my rant about bulletin boards, then you may have guessed that much. It's not that I don't want my elementary music classroom to be cute-- it's that to be cute, it takes some time and effort… Continue reading Elementary Music Classroom Tour: Around the World in 180 Days
Elementary Music Classroom Tour
Oh classroom tours.... how I love them. But yet, there never seem to be enough classroom tours when it comes to music teachers. Guys-- I want to see your classrooms! I figure that others must feel how I do to, so I am doing a classroom tour today! Now, it is not 100% clean (we've… Continue reading Elementary Music Classroom Tour
Backup Lessons for when the Plan is not Working
We’ve all been there. At least…. I hope it is not just me! Sometimes, the lesson plan that we want to do is not going to happen. So it is a good idea to have a backup plan. Or two. Or three. This has happened to me on a few occasions. There was the time… Continue reading Backup Lessons for when the Plan is not Working
2018 Goals for the New Year
I am a huge fan of having goals. I have goals for everything: goals for the day, for the week, for the month, for the year…. Etc. As we get closer to the New Year, I have been thinking about my 2018 goals. My 2018 goals are in quite a few categories: school, home, blog,… Continue reading 2018 Goals for the New Year
Tips for Keeping on Top of Lesson Planning
Lesson planning. AKA the bane of most teachers’ existence. I cannot wait until I have taught for a while, so that I will have more lesson ideas. Sometimes I feel so stuck for fun lesson ideas, and it seems to take me forever to write a lesson. Because I sometimes find it difficult, I have… Continue reading Tips for Keeping on Top of Lesson Planning
Best Tools for Staying Organized as a Teacher
Teachers have a lot of things to do: lesson plans, grading, concert, PTA meetings, field trips, copies…. And that does not even include teaching the kids! Factor in personal life and non-work related commitments and staying organized can be a nightmare. I, personally, have to juggle work, choir, keeping up with the house and dogs,… Continue reading Best Tools for Staying Organized as a Teacher
How to Structure Children’s Church in 6 Easy Steps
We're moving! I am splitting up the church lessons and the music lessons! You can continue reading this post, but future posts will be housed on BeccasBibleClass.com Kids need structure. All kids need structure. The less they seem to want it, the more they need it. Structure is the key to running your Children’s Church… Continue reading How to Structure Children’s Church in 6 Easy Steps
The Best Classroom Purchase Ever!
As school starts, teachers purchase a lot of things for their classrooms. Some stock up on pencils, pens, crayons, and composition books. Some redecorate their classrooms. I tried to spend a minimal amount of money. I think it is good practice to save as much money as possible in the classroom. Ten dollars here and five there… Continue reading The Best Classroom Purchase Ever!